Sunday, January 26, 2014
Today is the day our friends and allies in Oz celebrate their country.Australia is one of America's most important and loyal friends in the world. They've fought shoulder to shoulder with America in every conflict since WWI, even in places like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan where they came simply because that's what allies do.
January 26th, 1787 is the day what Australians refer to as the First Fleet returned to Botany Bay, went ashore and established the first settlement in Australia. It was originally intended to be a penal colony.
From that unlikely beginning came the vibrant nation we know today.
So let the celebration rock!!
And yeah, it's summer over there now, which means it's beach weather...time for bathing suits, barbecues and beer...
Australia's veterans come out to honor the country they served so honorably:
It's a national celebration:
Best wishes on Australia Day...many more!